The Automotive Service Association (ASA) wants you to send a letter in support of U.S. Congressman Earl “Buddy” Carter, R-Ga., who is currently developing an automotive data access bill.
By visiting www.TakingTheHill.com, you can add your support to his bill that will ensure the independent retailer has a seat at the table that will discuss automated vehicles.
Both the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) and the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) will be involved with the committee at the U.S. Department of Transportation.
If enacted, Carter’s bill would establish a congressional advisory committee comprised of representatives of the automotive aftermarket and other affected stakeholders. The committee is tasked with producing a comprehensive report on vehicle data, intellectual property protections, customer privacy, cybersecurity, vehicle safety, etc., within two years’ time. One of the advisory committee’s members would be a representative of the independent repair sector.
This bill acknowledges the rapidly changing nature of automotive technology and would provide much needed insight to Congress, as well as federal regulators.
ASA supports this bill and encourages all interested parties to visit www.TakingTheHill.com to send a letter in support of Carter’s bill to their member of Congress.